23 days in Central America Itinerary

23 days in Central America Itinerary

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23 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
shuttle:  5​h
4
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + bus + shuttle:  11​h
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Quito, Ecuador

3
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, nightlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at 12 Belize, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Make your San Pedro itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Nassau, Bahamas to San Pedro is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nassau to San Pedro is minus 1 hour. August in San Pedro sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©
The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
On the 6th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Green Iguana Conservation Project, then delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Xunantunich.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Ignacio day trip website .

Getting from San Pedro to San Ignacio by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 7th (Wed), you're off toAntigua.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

3
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Step out of Antigua to go to Guatemala City and see La Aurora Zoo, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Antigua sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Ignacio to Antigua. In August, daily temperatures in Antigua can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

La Aurora Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

2
nights
Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Luna Jaguar Hot Spring, examine the collection at Museo Escolar Casa K'Inich, then identify plant and animal life at Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve, and finally delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Cafe San Rafael and then don't miss a visit to Hieroglyphic Stairway.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Copan Ruinas sightseeing site .

Traveling by shuttle from Antigua to Copan Ruinas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, Copan Ruinas is somewhat warmer than Antigua - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Hieroglyphic Stairway ©
Hieroglyphic Stairway

2
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Copan Ruinas to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, get to know the resident critters at The Bat Jungle, and then stop by Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip maker website .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

2
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Manuel Antonio is known for beaches, adventure, nightlife, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio, stop by Beso Loco Boutique de Playa, explore the striking landscape of Manuel Antonio National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz.

Plan a trip to Manuel Antonio easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Manuel Antonio National Park ©
Manuel Antonio National Park

4
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa, wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and snap pictures at Bridge of the Americas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Panama City visit planning website .

You can fly from Manuel Antonio to Panama City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manuel Antonio to Panama City. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

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